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The Only Black Girls in Town

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From award-winning YA author Brandy Colbert comes a debut middle-grade novel about the only two Black girls in town who discover a collection of hidden journals revealing shocking secrets of the past.

Beach-loving surfer Alberta has been the only Black girl in town for years. Alberta's best friend, Laramie, is the closest thing she has to a sister, but there are some things even Laramie can't understand. When the bed and breakfast across the street finds new owners, Alberta is ecstatic to learn the family is black—and they have a 12-year-old daughter just like her.

Alberta is positive she and the new girl, Edie, will be fast friends. But while Alberta loves being a California girl, Edie misses her native Brooklyn and finds it hard to adapt to small-town living.

When the girls discover a box of old journals in Edie's attic, they team up to figure out exactly who's behind them and why they got left behind. Soon they discover shocking and painful secrets of the past and learn that nothing is quite what it seems.

Brandy Colbert is the critically acclaimed author of the novels The Voting Booth, The Revolution of Birdie Randolph, Pointe, Finding Yvonne, and Stonewall Award winner Little & Lion. Born and raised in Springfield, Missouri, she now lives and writes in Los Angeles.

ISBN: 9780316456401

ISBN-10: 9780316456401

Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Publication Date: 04/20/2021 - 12:00am

On Sale: 04/20/2021 - 12:00am

Pages: 368

Language: English

Categories

Juvenile Fiction / Social Themes / Friendship

Juvenile Fiction / Diversity & Multicultural

Juvenile Fiction / Family / Adoption

Juvenile Fiction / LGBT

Juvenile Fiction / Social Themes / Prejudice & Racism